Contributed by Maria Saunders on Oct 10, 2015
Peter wants the elect of God to not lose hope but to realize that suffering is one tool that God uses to prepare us for life and service in the Kingdom of God. A close view of our text reveals four things that God promises to His elect who are enduring trials and tribulations, sufferings
"In His kindness God called you to His eternal glory by means of Jesus Christ. After you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation" (1 Peter 5:10) NLT.
In this 1st letter of the Apostle Peter, he expresses from first-hand